Archives for November 2008

Thanksgiving Vs. Giving thanks

Polite children say “thank you”. Politeness is a virtue, but it is not the same as goodness. Reciting “thank you” is a level beyond ignoring something good; however it is simply a statement, not necessarily a feeling. How can we instill the attitude of gratitude in our children? The challenge is to take the words, […]

Kicking the Toy and Gadget Addiction

Signs of the annual December gift-buying-frenzy are suddenly sprouting around me like mushrooms after a rainstorm, via catalogs, store displays, emails, and children’s discussions of what they want to receive this winter. Do your children look forward to the thrill of a new toy or gadget, only to leave it on a shelf collecting dust […]